As one of the world’s most established hubs for style and design, London is a city teaming with creatives who have made an undeniable mark on the world of fashion. I have been lucky enough to get to know one of the most exciting of these designers, making trail blazing contributions to the world of jewelry design: Jasmine Alexander.
In top jewelry circles Jasmine is known for being a rebel. Similar to art icons like: Warhol, Dali and Picasso, she has thrown off traditional approaches to her craft, with amazing results. Taking a unique view of the natural world, she has created beautiful and innovative works employing techniques that have never been used.
Her unique dedication to innovation is visible in her critically acclaimed piece, “Word to the Wise”: a ring commissioned by Gemfields (owner of the iconic Fabergé brand) featuring a never before seen ring setting, allowing the 3.85ct emerald to seemingly float between the wings, cradled by a platinum collet base that isn’t a collet at all but a smooth claw form giving the illusion of the face and figure of an owl. This ring has gone on to become an icon in the world of jewelry design.
With a range of style and material choices, Jasmine’s work can be customized in a way that gives it a price point accessible to the masses. Her Rebel Lion collection offers affordable options, like her flight rings which are reminiscent of her iconic “word to wise” cast in silver with a range of gem options and finishes.
A keen activist, Jasmine sets off for the Hollywood hills this week to attend a variety of meetings, with the aim of bringing a host of socially and environmentally conscious projects to the fore this year.
The trip will culminate with her attendance at an exciting star-studded VIP arts event hosted by Shana Muldoon Zappa and Ahmet Zappa on the Zappa estate. Art heavy-hitters Ashley Sands and Blaise Patrick are curating the event which will be showcasing some of arts finest in the famed Frank Zappa Studio.
Of the event Jasmine says: “The Zappa’s are doing some remarkable things and I’m excited to take in the works of all the artists, but I’m most intrigued by Lisa Solberg – her artistic sensibilities resonate with me.”
To find out more about Jasmine and to purchase her designs, please visit her website.
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Author: Alva Gardner (London, England)
Photos courtesy of Jasmin Alexander studio